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LGBT Week NYC 2017 – May 17-19, 2017



  • Lesbians Who Tech Summit (San Francisco) – The 4th Annual Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Summit from February 23rd to the 26th, 2017 in the Castro District of San Francisco will bring together over 2,000 lesbians, queer women + allies across all areas of technology. Topics include Mobile, Cybersecurity, Big Data, Health Tech, Fin Tech, Software Engineering, Inclusion, Design, Space Tech & Science, and more. There will also be live music, after-parties, technology demos, hula hoop contests, high fives, networking that does not suck, workshops that focus on your career growth and leadership development. At the heart of our Summits is a deep commitment to women in tech, LGBTQ women and women of color. We do that by showcasing top tech talent who are changing the world and happen to be LGBTQ women. Our goal is to push the industry towards a higher standard, a technology sector that is representative of the people who live in this country. Feb 23-25, 2017


  • Gay & Lesbian Travel ITB Berlin (Berlin) – Since 2010 Gay & Lesbian Travel has been an established, successful segment of ITB Berlin. Characterized by openness, creativity, and vibrant interaction, this is one of the most diverse areas of the trade show. Together with our LGBT-Partner Diversity Tourism, ITB Berlin also organizes a Gay & Lesbian Media Networking Brunch on ITB-Wednesday from 11a.m. to 12.30 p.m. where members of the media will be able to get together in an informal atmosphere with representatives of destinations and other tourism providers. Please check out the registration form (PDF, 77.2 kB) for exhibitors here. LGBT Travel also always holds a slot on ITB Fridays at the ITB Convention where current topics of the segments are regularly discussed by international experts. Berlin, Germany; Mar 8-12, 2017
  • Pride and Prejudice is a global, 24-hour event spanning three cities around the world. It will catalyze a fresh debate on the economic and human costs of discrimination against the LGBT community. The event will challenge policymakers and industry leaders to rethink the future of the LGBT movement and its impact on business. New York, London & Hong Kong; March 23, 2017
  • Out & Equal Executive Forum – The 10th annual Executive Forum brings together senior LGBT executives, LGBT ally executives and LGBT future leaders from Fortune 500 companies for two days of presentations, panels and professional development that foster in-depth discussion and exploration of current LGBT workplace issues.  This unique opportunity offers unsurpassed networking amongst LGBTA peers, working together on issues to achieve full workplace equality for LGBT employees. San Francisco, CA; Mar 27-29, 2017
  • Out Women in Business – (NYC) is a focused effort to bring the lesbian, bisexual and transgender community together to form a strong, visible network of professionals that will inspire future generations of LBT women to enter business professions. New York, NY; Mar 31, 2017


  • Stonewall Workplace Conference (London) – Britain’s leading conference on sexual orientation equality and diversity in the workplace. Join over 800 delegates at our CPD-accredited conference in London on Friday 7 April, kindly supported by EY.  Apr 7, 2017
  • Trans & LGBQ Career Fair(San Francisco) the nation’s largest LGBT Career Fair at the Center. Our LGBT Career Fair is unlike other recruitment events! We showcase leading Bay Area employers dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The event will also provide LGBT and allied job seekers the opportunity to network and learn about a wide range of opportunities and careers. Apr 25, 2017


  • IGLTA Annual Global Convention (St Petersburg, FL) – The IGLTA Annual Global Convention is the world’s premier educational and networking event for LGBT tourism professionals. The 34th edition of the conference will connect gay, lesbian and gay-friendly travel and tourism suppliers and buyers through its hosted buyer and scheduled appointment program, numerous educational workshops and networking receptions. May 4-6, 2017
  • #Unit Festival –  (Berlin) #unit is the only tech event, as part of Berlin Web Week, that actively promotes the visibility of LGBTQ+ individuals in the tech world. 40+ top tech speakers delivering insights from a range of backgrounds. Music performances, interactive installations, and thought-provoking entertainment. A dynamic networking experience with the opportunity to make an abundance of new connections; one of the biggest networking sessions you have ever experienced in your life. #unit is the accessible and welcoming tech event where you are free to be yourself while you build connections and become inspired. May 6, 2017
  • LGBT Week NYC 2017 – (NYC) How can you identify the best markets within LGBT to maximize ROI? Which mix of elements should be in your plans: Print ads? Websites? Mobile? Social? Influencers? Video? Sponsorships? How will you measure success? Who can you partner with to amplify your initiatives? We cover it all and much more with intriguing expert presentations and real-life case studies. Whether you are new to the LGBT market, or a long-time veteran, you can’t afford to miss this comprehensive educational and networking program. New York Times Conference Center. May 15-19, 2017
  • LGBT Confex  – (Bogata) LGBT Confex is pleased to offer you the 7th International Business and Tourism Forum. For the first time, the Confex LGBT International Business and Tourism Forum leaves Mexico. Arriving in Colombia with the first edition of this event that already has 7 years of experience in the Aztec country.With the support of ProColombia and the Bogota and Cundinamarca Convention Bureau; the LGBT International Business and Tourism Forum Confex will offer a meeting space for professionals and providers who see in the LGBT community a significant market niche as well as companies that are open to inclusion. For destinations, suppliers and other companies looking to sell to the LGBT market, LGBT offers the largest and only opportunity to reach thousands of consumers, travel agencies and touristic operators that sell LGBT travel, products and services, as well as an international group of Journalists who will help participants reach out to a wider audience through their coverage. Bogata, Columbia; May 26-27, 2017
  • STICKS & STONES Career Fair – (Berlin) Employers should be proud to have you. And this here it is. No matter who you are, where you come from or who you love. As long as you bring will, enthusiasm, and passion, some of the most popular and exciting companies in the world want to work with you. We want to create a future that respects genuine diversity and appreciates this mission and shares the company at the fifth annual STICKS & STONES career fair with us. You are here to people how to find you – whether you homo or hetero, something in between or outside of you, whether you a student, a graduate, young or senior professional or independently are. The STICKS & STONES is the career fair of the 21st century – the rock star’s career fairs, to be held this summer in the heart of Berlin, Germany; May 27, 2017


  • CGLCC LGBT Supplier Diversity Forum – Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) – Learn about the advantages of becoming a certified LGBT business enterprise, meet procurement leaders from Canada’s top corporations and network with other LGBT-owned businesses. Toronto, Canada; Jun 14-16, 2017



  • NGLCC National Business & Leadership Conference(Las Vegas) – The NGLCC conference is the largest LGBT business development event each year and brings together more than 900 LGBT and allied entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate representatives, and LGBT chamber leaders from across the country and around the globe.Attendees take part in three days of symposia, panel discussions, development seminars, and special events designed to generate business opportunities and build strong relationships with corporate champions and one another. August 1-4, 2017
  • Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair – (Chicago) LGBT Bar Annual Conference & Career Fair. The National LGBT Bar Association’s annual Lavender Law® Career Fair is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for LGBT candidates within the legal profession’s recruiting efforts. By participating in this career fair, candidates will talk directly to LGBT-friendly recruiters from law firms, government agencies, LGBT rights groups, and corporate legal departments. Chicago, IL; Aug 2-4, 2017
  • Gnetwork360 – Staged annually in Buenos Aires GNETWORK360 is a 4-day B2B LGBT event. +1400 attendees join together to share information & learn about business opportunities. Buenos Aires, Argentina; Aug 14-18, 2017


  • Lesbians Who Tech NYC Summit  (NYC) With a focus on media, digital and finance technology, the summit will bring together over 1,000 LGBTQ women (and allies) across all areas of technology, media, digital and finance. Sept 7-9, 2017
  • Original LGBT Expo (NYC) is the largest and longest-running LGBT convention in the world celebrating diversity in business, education, politics, the arts, health, technology, media, travel, and non-profit sectors. Sept 9-10, 2017
  • Stonewall Workplace Conference Manchester 2017 – People perform better when they can be themselves
    Join over 200 delegates at our CPD-accredited conference in Manchester on Friday 22 September, kindly supported by EY. Manchester, UK, Sept 22, 2017
  • THE LGBT CAREER FAIR  (NYC) Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with dozens of major employers that value LGBT diversity in the workplace! Explore possibilities for your future while experiencing panels, workshops and networking opportunities. Sept 28, 2017
  • International LGBT Business Expo (México City) – International LGBT Business Expo, was created in 2011 with the objective to create a unique business forum under one roof for buyers and suppliers that serve the LGBT community worldwide (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender), as well as other companies interested in taking advantage of the benefits of the unarguable LGBT business sector. Sept 29-30, 2017


  • Economic Justice Month (EJM 2017) – a four-week-long series of programs dedicated to the economic empowerment and justice for our communities presented by The SF LGBT Center. The theme this year is Equity & Liberation because with civil rights under attack across the country it is important that we come together in resiliency and do the work to build a more equitable world.
  • Out Leadership Summit Europe – (London, UK) The conversation about LGBT inclusion as a business driver is a global one, and we are the first truly global LGBT business organization. We’ve held Out Leadership Summits and seminars on four continents thus far and are deeply engaged with member organizations throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Oct 4, 2017
  • StartOut Awards – StartOut will once again honor entrepreneurs and business leaders for their accomplishments and personal commitment to the LGBTQ entrepreneur community. San Francisco, CA, Oct 6, 2017
  • The Out & Equal Workplace Summit (Philadelphia, PA) offers individuals, human resources professionals, diversity managers, employee resource group (ERG) leaders, and allies the perfect platform from which to make powerful connections, share best practices, and formulate a strategy to advance equality in the workplace.The Workplace Summit welcomes more than 2,500 attendees who participate in over 120 workshops and caucuses all designed to create an inclusive workplace. For a taste of the Summit, view our highlights video here. Oct 9-12, 2017
  • LGBT MBA Conference (Boston, MA) -The annual conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) graduate business school students – the largest gathering of LGBT business students in the world.  This conference provides future lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender leaders from around the world the opportunity to network, learn, and improve their skills so they will emerge stronger and more confident in the business world. Leading businesses partner with the conference to show support for the LGBT community and recruit top level talent. Oct 12-14, 2017
  • Reaching Out School Leadership Summit (Boston) – Connecting and inspiring MBA LGBT student leaders from across the country. Please note this event is open to current MBA students only. Oct 12-14, 2017
  • NAGLREP – National LGBT Real Estate Conference (Palm Springs, CA) The 2016 National LGBT Real Estate Conference is the premier forum on the LGBT real estate market and issues that influence and impact services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender home buyers and sellers. Hosted by the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals, a 501(c)[3) non-profit organization, this national event unites leading experts, industry leaders, nationally recognized LGBT personalities and top producing LGBT and Gay-Friendly real estate professionals in the number-one LGBT destination in the world. Oct 17-19, 2017
  • Faith & Family LGBTQ Power Summit – (Salt Lake City, UT) is a four-day gathering that, through the lens of racial and gender justice, will provide inspiration, skills, capacity building and concrete strategies as we explore how our faith and the practice of radical welcome can build grassroots power. Hear from experts like the Southern Poverty Law Center, Political Research Associates, Center for Constitutional Rights, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, IPAS, Equality Utah, Auburn Theological Seminary, and SoulForce. TBA
  • SF LGBT Center’s Fall LGBTQ Career Fair – (San Francisco) Prepare yourself to participate in the nation’s largest LGBTQ Career Fair in October 2016 at the Center. Our LGBTQ Career Fair is unlike other recruitment events! We showcase leading Bay Area employers dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The event will also provide LGBTQ and allied job seekers the opportunity to network and learn about a wide range of opportunities and careers. This event attracts all levels of qualified job seekers, including those with backgrounds and qualifications in technology, administration, financial services, sales & marketing, management, retail and hospitality, and much more! Tailored resumes and professional attire are recommended for the event. In order to prepare and get the most out of the event, we encouraged you to meet with our Employment Services staff and attend our preparatory workshops and events. TBA


  • Conference on LGBT Tourism and Hospitality (San Francisco) With a wide variety of feature presentations, panel discussions, and workshop breakouts over the course of three days, attendees can customize their program to meet their LGBT tourism marketing needs. Interested in targeting LGBT traveler segments in social media and online advertising? Or, would you like to gain insights into attracting LGBT meetings and groups? All educational presentations are focused on helping your company effectively communicate with the LGBT community travelers and to increase sales. San Francisco, CA, Nov 1-3, 2017
  • Diversity Careers Show – (LONDON) Square Peg Media welcomes you to the UK’s biggest Diversity Careers event open to all walks of life & all strands of diversity. This highly engaging day is packed with career development activities and is a fantastic opportunity to meet face-to-face with top employers who openly embrace diversity in their recruitment and sign ethos and will be offering practical advice on all aspects of careers. Nov 10, 2017
  • The Out Leadership: Asia 2017 LGBT+ Senior Leader Summit – Hosted by HSBC. Hong Kong, China, Nov 14, 2017
  • Stonewall Scotland Workplace Conference – (Edinburgh) The annual CPD-accredited Stonewall Scotland Workplace Conference in Edinburgh is a must-attend event for everyone involved in the delivery of workplace equality, diversity and inclusion. It brings together senior leaders, HR and diversity professionals, LGBT staff and allies from a huge cross-sector of organizations to share the latest innovative thinking. Nov 17, 2017
  • Annual National NGLCC Dinner Gala – (Washington DC) which will take place Friday, November 20 at the breathtaking National Building Museum in Washington DC. This signature event gives NGLCC and our stakeholders the opportunity to recognize and honor LGBT entrepreneurs, corporations, supplier diversity advocates, and government and community leaders, while also celebrating the successes of the past year. Washington DC; Nov 17, 2017
  • ALICE – EUROPE’S FIRST LGBTI CAREER FAIR FOR LAWYERS – (Cologne) ALICE provides students, trainee teachers, lawyers and all those who are interested in a career in the legal field, the opportunity to the representatives of many well-known firms and companies to talk about career opportunities. Eponym of the fair is the Cameroonian lawyer and human rights activist Alice Nkom. It is committed to the only lawyer to criminalization and social exclusion of homosexuals in Cameroon. Cologne, Germany; 2018


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